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The things we hold dearest in the Truly Rich World are now taking a backseat to softer values such as mindfulness, flexibility, passion, inner peace, and rest.
According to a survey done by the household help of my Truly Rich Neighbor, workers want more of this thing called balance: “Ma’am, we want to go on vacation because we are tired. Thank you, Ma’am. Come again.” According to my Truly Rich ...
 
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Are you mad or sad? This is fine. Other people strongly advice acknowledging your feelings in full.
Dear Truly Rich Lady:My ex is getting married next week. These are the things that I am feeling: I am shocked to find out that he has found someone else to finally settle down with and I am little disappointed that I ...
 
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Perception is hard to shake off, especially when you are bombarded with images of the mestiza, the chinita, the East Asian, and the Caucasian.
Hello, people of the world, fellow Truly Rich Ladies and other beings who have to work! I am writing this from a secret summer place, and I feel like I am shouting. AM I SHOUTING? I FEEL LIKE I AM. BECAUSE I ...
 
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"They are the wind beneath my wings," says the Truly Rich Lady.
The airline minder directs me toward the back of the plane into the pit of people crammed like worms in plastic pods. “Ma'am, you are here in economy. Enjoy your flight,” she tells me. I find myself being pushed down into the ...
 
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How to deploy the power of saying goodbye or, really, just saying no.
V, a young professional seeking to become like me, a Truly Rich Lady, is contemplating leaving her post as a junior something in a small company, and she wants to know how to do it properly.Now, resigning is tricky stuff. You will ...
 
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Is human interaction the new status symbol?
I could not help but giggle when my Just Rich Friend sent me a link to a New York Times story proclaiming human touch as a form of luxury ("The rich have grown afraid of screens. They want their children to play with ...
 
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Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
If we are sticking to the very old and very traditional definition of the Truly Rich, then there are no Truly Rich people in these fair islands our ours. The Old Rich come from the Old World, as in they are the ...
 
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Etiquette expert Myka Meier offers tips for how to make a meaningful impression on new acquaintances.
Etiquette expert Myka Meier, who teaches classes at the Plaza Hotel, knows a thing or two about talking to strangers. Below are her tips for how to conquer any cocktail party or social setting where you want to make a few new acquaintances."The ...
 
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C.C. Coo is descended from Chinese forebears, but she is also so much more.
I consider myself a multi-racial butterfly, a mysterious mix of peoples and cultures that are also, by the way, Truly Rich. But most definitely I am of Chinese descent and most certainly my life is colored by Chinese culture and customs.I bring ...
 
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The do's and don'ts of using the T word.
Riddle me this: What do you call a Truly Rich Lady whom you have just met and maybe, because of your blurry vision, appears older than you? Do you call her the T word? A tita?Please don’t.I don’t know how it started ...
 
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Can shortcuts help you make the cut?
My Truly Rich Friends, especially the old ones, will not be happy to know that I am sharing these shortcuts to success with you, my Not So Rich readers. But I see myself as Queen of the People, and so to the ordinary ...
 
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Comfort is key when it comes to luxury travel.
I am not obsessed with this Meghan Markle who married a Prince, and who made all our girlhood dreams come true. I am not!I do not know, for example, that she is on a tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, ...
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